Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

Brunswick Buzz: July Edition June 29, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:20 am

Dillon, Bryan, John, Angelique, Amber, and Alexis at District Activity Day

Check out the July Edition of the Brunswick Buzz!  It’s packed full of information about what’s going on in 4-H and how to get involved!

Special congrats to our District Activity Day participants: Zachary Brown, Mary Ellen Lewis, Lydia Lewis, Angelique Apple, Alexis Apple, Amber Yurgel, John Bernheisel, Dillon Bernheisel, Bryan Simmons, Justin Simmons, Bobbi Jane Lawrence and Sammi Lawrence!


Save at Old Navy and Support our Troops June 28, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:43 pm

This year Old Navy will be celebrating the Fourth of July by honoring the men & women who put their lives on the line for our country. From Thursday,July 1st – Monday, July 5th we will be partnering with Operation Comfort & Care, a volunteer organization which provides care packages to our deployed troops & supports military families.  During the event our goal is to provide every military member serving overseas in Iraq & Afghanistan with great Old Navy products (i.e. flag tees, classic V neck tee shirts, flip flops, underclothes & socks).

 How do we plan on accomplishing this goal you may ask? For every Old Navy Flag tee shirt that a customer purchases, Old Navy will donate one on their behalf. We will also have all of the basic items mentioned above on hand for customers to purchase and donate while in the store. Every customer that donates an item will receive 10% off of their purchase.  While the Customers are in the store, they will have the opportunity to write a letter to send to the troops. What we often hear from military personnel and families is “It’s the little things that count”.  Click here for your 10% coupon:


Citizenship Washington Focus 2011 Registration is Open

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 2:13 pm

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14-19. Thousands of young people from across America stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, near Washington, D.C., every summer to participate in the program, which provides opportunities for young people to:

  • Strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills on a national level.
  • Understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.
  • Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-Hers from across the country with diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical classroom of our nation’s Capital city, Washington, D.C.

This summer, we have almost 1500 young people participating in the CWF program.  Follow #4HCWF on Twitter to see up to the minute postings about what CWF 2010 is up to right now and visit the CWF website ( to learn more about the CWF program. You can view videos under the media tab, read testimonials under the testimonial tab, or take a look at the CWF schedule under the registration tab. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

Registration for CWF 2011 is now open! This is a once in a lifetime experience that allows your young people to see the world from a new perspective. Don’t let your 4-Hers miss out on this national citizenship and leadership opportunity.  All you need to do is gather a group of 5 or more participants (including both youth and chaperones), visit the Citizenship Washington Focus website ( and click on the registration tab to follow the steps to register your delegation.  We are excited to host you and your young people in Washington, D.C. next summer!

Molly Young

Director, Youth Opportunities

National 4-H Council

National 4-H Youth Conference Center


“Do the Ride Thing” June 21, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 3:46 pm
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The ATV Safety Institute (ASI) is sponsoring a “Do the Ride Thing” video contest from June 18 to September 6, 2010. Youth ages 6-18 may enter for a chance to win up to $2,500 of the $10,000 in total prize money. The winning 30- and 60-second videos will be used as public service announcements (PSAs) by the ATV Safety Institute.

To enter, youth create a 30- or 60-second video/PSA including one or more of the Golden Rules of ATV Safety, upload it to the official ASI YouTube page, and complete an official entry form found on the ASI website. A maximum of two video entries per person or team is allowed.

Visit for official video content requirements, contest rules, and entry forms.

Three winners will be chosen in each age category: age 6-10, age 11-14, and age15-18. First place winners will earn $1,100, second place receives $800, and third place receives $600. All age categories are also eligible to win the $2,500 Grand Prize.

There are nearly ten million ATVs in use across the United States, being operated by more than 35 million Americans. Many ATV owners share their ATVs and equipment, so it is essential that riders and non-riders alike understand the importance of safe and responsible use of ATVs.

Parental supervision is a key element to a child’s safety and children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times when operating an ATV. Nearly 90 percent of youth ATV-related injury incidents occur when a youth is operating an ATV manufactured and intended for use by an adult.  Parents hold the key to their children’s safety.

To learn the eight Golden Rules of ATV safety and enter the Do the Ride Thing video contest, visit the ATV Safety Institute website at<>.


Spots Still Available for 4-H Summer Fun June 18, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:15 am

Still haven’t signed your child up for any camps this summer? No worries, there are still a few spots available for several of our Summer Fun Day Camps! Many of these camps only have 2-4 spots available, so don’t delay! To register your child, you must submit the 4-H Enrollment Form, Medical Release Form, and Summer Fun Registration Form along with a $15 Registration Fee and payment for camps.


Camps for 5-8 Year Olds


Camps for 9-12 Year Olds

Explore Performing Arts – Join us for a 2 day camp to learn about dance, vocals, and theatre from local professionals.
Chicken or the Egg? – Come watch baby chicks hatch from an incubator and explore chickens and eggs.
Bleeaatt! Moo! Baa! (NCSU Trip) – Tour the farms at NC State University, Farmer’s Market, and eat ice cream from the NCSU creamery.
Cowabunga – Learn about dairy and beef cattle. Make butter the old fashioned way and tour a local cattle farm.
Insect Invasion – Learn about agriculture and insects through hands-on experiments.
Nifty Thrifty – Fun day of crafts with beads and make your own doll.
Jr. Master Gardener – Sprouts – Learn how to grow your own garden by getting down and dirty with hands-on learning.
Wiggles and Wildlife – Check out what lives in our ponds and what wildlife lurks in the woods around us.
Eco-Wonders – Explore the wonders of our natural world.
Explore Envirothon – If you like being outside and learning about water, forestry, soils, and wildlife then this camp is for you.
Memory Makers – Learn how to use a camcorder to make short videos and get great tips for taking beautiful photographs.
You’re the Chef – Do you know what’s healthy and what’s not? Come find out how to make fun, healthy snacks.
First Aid, Fitness and H2O – Learn about first aid, sweat it out with some fitness exercises, and end it all with a dip in the pool.

Camps for 13-19 Year Olds

Climbing Challenge – Climb the high ropes course at UNC-W. Test your limits and you’ll surprise yourself at what you can accomplish! Assumption of Risk Form and Medical Information Form

Bleeaatt! Moo! Baa! (NCSU Trip) – Tour the farms at NC State University, Farmer’s Market, and eat ice cream from the NCSU creamery.
Vet Science Explorations – Learn about how to care for your pets and about the veterinary science field by visiting River Road Animal Hospital.
Aquarium Explorations – See the aquarium like you never have before with a behind the scenes tour.
Recycled Arts and Crafts – Use recycled materials to create arts and crafts.
Jr. Master Gardener – Thistles – Learn about how to care for a garden, grow beautiful flowers and vegetables.
Explore Envirothon (9-15 year olds) – If you like being outside and learning about water, forestry, soils, and wildlife then this camp is for you.
Surf Camp – Take a group lesson from Indo-Jax Surf Camp. Lesson includes surf board rental and instruction from professionals. Required Wavier

Health Rocks! – Explore weight and fitness and how it affects our lives. Learn about healthy eating habits, body care, and fun exercises.


Click HERE for the full description including dates, times, and prices. For questions, please contact Angie Lawrence, Summer Fun Coordinator at 910-253-2610 or


Congrats to the Apple Sisters! June 16, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 1:44 pm

Congratulations to the three winning Eco-Challenge Design Teams who will “built-out” their rooms during NC 4-H Congress.

  • Wake County – The Swift Creek Cavaliers 4-H Club:  Lauren Byrne, Leeza Regensburger, Veronica Nawojczyk
  • Forsyth County Team – Elizabeth Goodard & Samantha Miller
  • Brunswick County Team – Angelique Apple & Alexis Apple

YES- Youth Extension Service Aids Military Families June 10, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 12:58 pm

NC 4-H is pleased to announce the establishment of the Youth Extension Service (YES). YES was created in response to the growing needs of military families for youth development programming.  This initiative is designed to expand & enrich the efforts of the US Department of Defense through Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP) & Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP).  This initiative is supported by the National Institute of Food & Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture & the U. S. Department of Defense.

YES interns provide youth development programming for military youth while their parents &/or guardians are participating in pre- &/or post-deployment processing.  This goal is accomplished through a cohort of 25 to 30 college-aged students who serve as YES interns for one year while continuing their university studies.  YES interns are recruited from universities across the nation, & are interested in pursuing careers in Extension, community-based organizations, non-profits &/or military family-related support.  Typically, YES interns are rising juniors or seniors in college.  They are selected through a national search, application & interview process. 

After their selection as YES interns, they receive high-level training in leadership development, facilitation skills, youth development & curriculum.  As a result of the training & experience, YES interns become highly skilled youth development leaders & facilitators. YES interns are equipped with cutting-edge technology & support to ensure their success.  Each YES staff intern is required to select a related research project to complete during his/her year of service.  YES interns will work with a professional who will serve as a mentor throughout their yearlong service.  The topic is approved by the YES program director & efforts will be made to assist YES interns so that they may receive college credit for their projects.  YES interns are prime candidates for future employment in the public sector.

Throughout their year of service, YES interns are deployed in teams to different states to provide youth development programming & support for military children &youth.  This need is especially critical during adult-focused events & activities for military personnel, spouses, significant others & other appropriate family members.  YES intern teams are scheduled for a location for two to three days (usually a weekend) depending upon the programming needs & audience size at that particular location.   The youth development programs offered at the site are based on the ages, interests & duration of the program for the youth participants.  YES interns receive a stipend & the program covers all expenditures incurred related to the YES initiative.  This national program is housed at NC State University in the Department of 4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences.

 Within the next few weeks we will begin recruiting our first cohort of YES interns.  More info will be released soon with more details on the program & the position announcements.  If you have questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact me at

Marshall Stewart

Principal Investigator, Project YES